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Miliband urges police outsourcing rethink after G4S 'scandal'

Labour leader Ed Miliband has urged the government to rethink plans to outsource more police services to private companies in light of the G4S Olympic security "fiasco".

He called for a halt to all new policing contracts until there had been a review of G4S's "ability to deliver".

Last week, it emerged that the armed forces were on standby to provide an extra 3,500 troops to help with security at the London Games, amid fears that private contractor G4S would not be able to provide enough trained staff in time.

The government said now was not the time for a G4S "post mortem".

  • 19 Jul 2012